I have Finale v27.7, operating on Windows 11.
My question is purely regarding visual print.
My score contains a series of short-length chord-rolls. Playback of them is fine. However, as Finale-created three lengths of roll symbols,
with the shortest roll containing 4 tildes and the longest roll containing 8 tildes, even the shortest of them is sadly too long. The following samples are my usage of them in my score, and how they appear. (Their location is indicated with the orange arrow.)
(I suppose the above sample is the least bad of all of them. Still, notice how conspicuously the tail falls outside the length of the c#-minor chord, even when it spans an 8v.)
I did attempt to create a new articulation using not a "symbol" but a "shape", where I deployed a modified print-screened image of the shortest roll. I used bitmap image app to delete two of the tildes of the shortest roll and created the "shape" of a new roll that only contained two tildes. However, despite tedious efforts to make it look as authentic as possible, the new artic. item just didn't look the same as those Finale-imbursed chord-roll symbols: The image was not anti-aliased (meaning, the image of the "shape" had very jagged edges, and it either looked too big, too small, too wide or too skinny. Secondly, the playback of the rolls did not sound the same. (I realize from this that Finale's imbursed chord-roll symbols have in-built playback that make the roll sounds nice, like a real piano-roll. Using a "shape" that deployed the image of a roll took that in-built playback away.)
Does Finale in fact have a hidden roll symbol that is even shorter than the one that is given? If not, is there another solution to getting this roll? Is there perhaps a customary plug-in that is available? If so, where can I access it?
Thank you for your help.
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